UNPC tells, IM, Mani to go to Nagaland
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, April 01 2009: Taking strong exception to the manner in which Mani Charenamei has been advocating the formation of Nagalim at the expense of Manipur, the United Naga People's Council has dubbed him a stooge of the NSCN (IM) and 'advised' him to instead go to Nagaland to represent that State.

In a statement issued to the press today, the outfit said that it seriously views the statement of Mani Charenamei during the Nag Reconciliation meeting held at Komlathabi Kapam Public ground in Chandel in October last year wherein he said that no one should oppose the aspirations of the Nagas to live under one administrative unit.

Mani Charenamei is an MP from Manipur but since he deems it to speak against the interest of the State, then the ideal thing would be for him to contest the election from Nagaland, it asserted.

Till date UNPC has neither sought the help of any Minister, MLA or MP and has also never issued any threats to them, but the stand of Charenamei is taking things a little too far.

The outfit also reminded that Mani made the statement under heavy security provided by the State Government.

Though some sections of the Nagas of Manipur may support the idea of disintegrating Manipur, the UNPC will oppose such an agenda till the last breath, said the statement.

The UNPC is fully committed to the peaceful co-existence of the hill and valley people, it added.

Going on the offensive against the NSCN (IM), the statement said that the dastardly killing of Dr Th Kishan and his two subordinates is ample proof of the mindset of the IM leaders.

The Lt Col who carried out the murder must have surely received the blessings of Hebron in committing the hideous murder, it said and added that though they have been stating that the guilty would be punished, it is clear that they are far from doing that.

Recalling the instances of Baby Lungnila Elizabeth, UNPC said that the prime accused, James Kuki was released from the custody of the IM group on a parole of Rs 40 lakhs.

What does this say, it countered.

Even the murder case of Muheni Martin and Hriini Hubert has been allowed to die a natural death, it reminded and said that the time has come for the Nagas of Manipur to banish the IM group.

Negating the press statement published in the State papers on September 7 last year, UNPC said that there are no district officers.

The officers were named as William Tangkhul (Ukhrul), Robert (Senapati), Dimgolmei (Tamenglong) and Megheiber (Chandel) and army wing commander DS Ason.

Till date the UNPC does not have an army wing.

Till an official decision of the UNPC is taken all works will be executed under the is general secretary BT Lansha and finance secretary Apam Tangkhul, it added.

The outfit also asked the renegades to confess to their misdeeds or else they will be taken an enemies of the people of Manipur.